Marin Blažević


Marin Blažević, PhD, is a dramaturge, theatre manager, and creative producer, as well as a theatre and performance studies scholar based in Zagreb, Croatia. As an Associate Professor, he teaches theory and history of theatre and drama, performance studies, and dramaturgy at the Academy of Drama Arts, and opera dramaturgy at the Music Academy, University of Zagreb. In fall 2014, he started a four-year term as Head Dramaturge of the Croatian National Theatre (CNT) in Rijeka and Artistic Director of the CNT’s Opera Company. Recently he was also appointed acting General Manager of CNT in Rijeka. Marin has published widely in English, Italian, Croatian, and Slovenian. His publications include authored and edited books, collections of essays, and edited thematic issues of international journals for performing arts and performance studies, often with collaborators such as Matthew Goulish, Lada Čale Feldman, and Una Bauer. In 2011, Marin was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Postdoctoral Grant, conducting a research project titled ‘Dramaturgy: Shifting Concept and Practice’ at Columbia University (Theatre Arts, Dramaturgy) and New York University (Performance Studies). One of Marin’s main projects was programming — in the capacity of conference director — the 15th annual conference of Performance Studies international (Zagreb 2009) on the theme ‘MISperformance’. He has also been Chair of PSi’s International Committee (since 2010) and co-founder (with Peter Eckersall) of the PSi working group, Dramaturgy & Performance Studies (in 2012). He was director and dramaturge of PSi 2015, a dispersed international conference project held in fifteen locations around the world, called ‘Fluid States: Performances of unKnowing’.